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're not seeing repeats of those same accidents. >> reporter: but experts say two actions in which human failure was partly to blame. air france 447 crashed into the atlantic in 2009, killing 228. that same year, regional airline, flight 3407, crashed in buffalo, killing 50. >> cogan air was a watershed event in aviation safety, in particular bringing the regional carriers up to standards with the major carriers. >> reporter: the safety culture is spreading, accident rates are dropping, in russia, africa, latin america. experts say there is a real danger here. just when you start to think it can't happen again is very often when you're most vulnerable. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >> when we continue on this new year's eve, two men who have learned some hard lessons, now passing them on and making a difference. the boys use capital one venture miles for their annual football trip. that's double miles you can actually use. tragically, their buddy got sacked by blackouts. but it's our tradition! that's roughing the card holder. but with the capital one venture card you get double miles you
to eliminate some of that. any action you can take right now? >> i'd check your withholding. if you are one of the 75% of americans who actually gets a refund each year, reducing your withholding could put more money in your pocket and actually temper the effects of the payroll tax holiday expiration. >> good to have you on tonight. thank you. >> thanks for having me. >> as we're hearing from a lot of americans worried about the fiscal cliff and its effect on their taxes on this final weekend before christmas, malls are packed across america. millions of folks, myself among them, doing a lot of last-minute shopping. nbc's michelle franzen is along 5th avenue here in midtown manhattan where the buying seems to be brisk. michelle, good evening. >> reporter: well, good evening, lester. shoppers are out tonight on this last saturday before christmas, typically one of the busiest days of the shopping season. whether shoppers are wrapping up gift buying or just getting started. but for some, that uncertainty over the fiscal economy is also affecting how much they'll spend. with just three more da
advocacy group filed legal action against several major retailers after tests found potentially dangerous levels of chemicals in upholstered products for children including sleeper and changing pass. other studies have also found similar chemicals in household furniture. >> reporter: the tread way's l living room sofa isn't something you would find in a typical furniture store. they turned to an ecofriendly store called ecohome. >> we read a lot about how they were harmful to your health. >> reporter: a study in the journal environmental science and technology found stuffing in more than 100 sophomore f hu00 the country found that 85% contained potentially hazard downs chemicals. >> they're coming out of the couches into air and dropping into dust. >> reporter: these chemicals were first used to meet requirements in california saying that the upholstery must sustain a flame for 15 seconds. among the chemicals found where were pbdes, voluntarily phased out in 2004 after the epa expressed concern that they were toxic to both humans and the environment. and a toxic ban from children's sleep
home this evening, the political rhetoric has already started, with republicans urging action in the senate, and with democrats calling on republicans to put middle class families first. the president and first lady spent part of their christmas visiting troops in honolulu. >> we want to say thank you. we love you. >> reporter: but now he heads back to a snowy washington, where the last hope for a deal to avert the fiscal cliff is the senate, which returns tomorrow. majority leader harry reid is devising a partial solution that could ease economic fears. >> if we go over in a chaotic fashion, where members of congress are deeply grid locked with no sign of coming together, then we're likely to go over and stay over. and that's very problematic. >> reporter: going over the cliff would restore higher bush era tax rates and trigger deep spending cuts on january 1st. congress set up the harsh mechani mechanism, hoping it would force a compmise, but it hasn't. >> washington remains on square one in the fiscal cliff talks. >> reporter: congress reached this brink before christmas wh
for immediate action is now. he called for a bipartisan agreement and said to congressional leaders, warning them the public's patience has worn out. after an hour-long closed-door meeting with the president, both the democratic and republican congressional leaders left the white house without saying a word. later, president obama weighed in. >> the american people are not going to have any patience for a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. not right now. the economy is growing, but sustaining that trend is going to require elected officials to do their jobs. >> reporter: and back at the capitol, senate majority leader, harry reid, described the meeting as constructive. >> we're out of time. we've got to do it now. that's why the next 24 hours will be very important. >> reporter: a source familiar with the talks told nbc news the president reiterated the proposal he presented before leaving on vacation last week. calling for, among other things, a tax cut extension for those making $250,000 or less. and extending unemployment benefits that are set to expire. the source says the
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by the actions of adults who died. principal dawn hochsprung, special ed teacher ann marie murphy. mary sherlach, the school psychologist. victoria soto's family says she barricaded students in a closet and stood between them and the gunman. >> she loved those students more than anything. and she didn't call them her students. she called them her kids. she loved they have so much. >> reporter: rachell deveano was helping kids with autism. her aunt says her boyfriend was planning to propose this christmas eve. kate snow, nbc news, sandy hook, connecticut. >> at that same interfaith service last night in newtown, president obama sounded both sad and exasperated about gun violence. and he said enough is enough. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. no single law, no set of laws, can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senselesses act of violence in our society. but that can't be an excuse for inaction. surely we can do better than this. >> the president said he would use the power of his office to prevent more gun tragedies, and ton
. his heroes are the teachers. >> whatever actions they took that diverted attention i'm sure. they're the ones that are responsible for her being here with us today. >> reporter: now tonight there is still no word on when the relocated sandy hook elementary school will reopen. in part because there is still so much more mourning to do. tomorrow three wakes and four funerals are scheduled. brian? >> unbelievable. anne thompson in newtown, connecticut tonight. ann, thanks. >>> what happened there at sandy hook elementary school in newtown is sadly so similar to what happened in a small town a long way away from here in scotland almost 17 years ago. the people there more than most know what newtown is going through and what may lie ahead for them. tonight nbc's kier simmons reports from the town of dunblane. >> reporter: in dunblane tonight they are lighting candles for the children of newtown and fortheir own. 16 children, ages 5 and 6, and their elementary school teacher, killed in 1996 by a heavily armed gunman who then killed himsel himself. >> the security and innocence of a scot
is reviewing possible action >> the federal government may prosecute anyone who uses marijuana on federal land, marijuana on federal land, parks, courthouses, and could go after the large-scale growers who supply the marijuana. >> reporter: but attitudes towards pot may be changing, where just say no filling tv screens now shows pot as a suburban staple. in a new poll, americans favor it being legal, 51-44%. >> i think cigarettes and alcohol are a lot more dangerous. >> i personally don't do it or encourage my kids to do it. >> reporter: next month, colorado will make possession there legal, while at least five other states are expected to take up the matter soon. more debates just getting fired up as washington state tries to navigate the still hazy logistics of legalizing pot. kristen dahlgren, los angeles. >>> and now to d.c., on the fiscal cliff, 26 days to go before the deadline. president obama was back at it campaign-style. went to the home of one middle class family in virginia, saying if the middle class tax cuts expire when the deadline hits it will cost the family an equivalent of a
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